Dr Christopher Leahy

Dr Christopher Leahy graduated from the University of Birmingham Medical School in 2011 and completed his foundation and core medical training in the Northwest of England before commencing specialist training in clinical neurology. Dr Leahy is currently a clinical and research fellow at the Cerebral Function Unit, having taken time out of his neurology registrar training to complete an MD.

For his MD Dr Leahy is carrying out a study investigating the role of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), a novel and safe form of electrical brain stimulation, in enhancing the therapeutic benefit of speech and language therapy in Primary Progressive Aphasia. Dr Leahy is also completing a study evaluating the revised Movement Disorders Society diagnostic criteria for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, across a retrospective 10-year cohort of people diagnosed with PSP in a combined cognitive neurology and atypical parkinsonism service. This work was recently presented to the Association of British Neurologists in May 2022.

Research Publications and Conference Abstracts

Leahy C, Jones M, Thompson J, Kobylecki C. Evaluation of MDS-PSP diagnostic criteria in a combined behavioural neurology and atypical parkinsonism service. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 2022: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jnnp-2022-abn2.8

Leahy CB, Mathur S, Majeed T. The clinical approach to managing herpes simplex virus encephalitis. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 2018: https://doi.org/10.12968/hmed.2018.79.10.556

Leahy CB, Robinson AC, Jabbari E, Morris HR, Lally I, Djoukhadar I, Roncaroli F, Kobylecki C. A case of Lewy body disease and anaplastic astrocytoma presenting with atypical parkinsonism. 2022.Neuropathology 42 (3) https://doi.org/10.1111/neup.12848

Leahy C, Lavin T, Gosal D, Herwadkar A, D’Urso P, Cahill V. Guillain-Barre as a post-operative syndrome following resection of anaplastic astrocytoma. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 2021: https://jnnp.bmj.com/content/93/6/A145.2

Leahy C, McNulty P, Harwadkar A, D’Urso P, Cahill V. Diffuse Astrocytoma as a radiological mimic of Neuro-Behcet’s Disease, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 2021: https://jnnp.bmj.com/content/93/6/A123.1